meaning and examples of the Phrase

Age before beauty

pronunciation:
British (male):
American (female):
Age before beauty.
a jocular and slightly rude way of encouraging someone to go ahead of oneself; a comical, teasing, and slightly grudging way of indicating that someone else should or can go first.
“No, no. Please, you take the next available seat,” smiled Tom. “Age before beauty, you know.”

  1. A phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.
  2. Older people should be given precedence over the younger (who are thought to be more beautiful).

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